Volcanic Hazard Maps Improve Disaster Preparedness in Colombia

Because of the long history of eruptions of Galeras Volcano in Colombia, volcanologists wanted a visual aid to effectively communicate the risks and areas of impact to public officials and citizens. Through the use of remote sensing imagery, digital elevation models, and ground-based data, they have created volcanic hazard maps that outline areas of risk and indicate recurrence intervals. By evaluating these maps, along with socio-economic and political factors, government authorities can make better decisions as well as develop long-range plans to ensure citizen safety.


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